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Happy winter solstice! Warm up those fingers with our keyboarding activities!

Winter Solstice

Happy winter solstice! Winter solstice is the shortest day of the year. And, what better way is there to keep your students’ fingers warm than with NEW typing activities from Keyboarding Without Tears?

Check out three easy ways you can immediately get the most out of our program:

 

Teacher Custom Creation

Teacher Custom Creation enables educators to create a typing activity for their class or individual students with cross-curricular content to complement what students are learning in other subject areas. Students will be prompted to complete this new activity at their next login. This is a great option for incorporating seasonal themes or subject matter from a recent field trip to further reinforce cross-curricular learning.

 

Hear It, Type It

Students write their own responses to a variety of prompts while completing this keyboarding activity. Develop your students’ note-taking skills as they type what they hear from audio prompts.

 

My Choice Keyboarding

My Choice Keyboarding is a typing activity that includes audio and visual supports to cue students to find and type the correct letter on the keyboard. As with all Keyboarding Without Tears activities, this uses a scaffolded approach. The level of difficulty increases by grade level. For example, in kindergarten, students are prompted to find and type one letter at a time. By the time students are in fifth grade, there are multiple prompts on a topic that help students type a full story. Students can then save, share, or print their work: it’s their choice.

 

Now that you know how to make the most of Keyboarding Without Tears this winter, have your students warm up with these new activities. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do! 

 

 

By Megan Parker Megan Parker received her Bachelor of Science degree in English from Towson University. She has a background in writing for children that includes working in the editorial department at Girls’ Life magazine, where she wrote for the print magazine and website. She has versatile experience as a writer, editor, and copywriter, and her writing has been published in magazines and newspapers. When she’s not having fun creating imaginative content at Learning Without Tears, she loves to travel the world.